The J. Paul Getty Museum

Concluding Volume of a Bible

Object Details

Title:

Concluding Volume of a Bible

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Franco-Flemish

Place:

Lille, France; Tournai, Belgium; Arras, France (Place Created)

Date:

about 1260–1270

Medium:

Tempera, gold leaf, and pen and black ink

Object Number:

Ms. Ludwig I 9 (83.MA.58)

Dimensions:

Leaf: 46.7 × 34.9 cm (18 3/8 × 13 3/4 in.)

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Provenance
Provenance
15th century
- 1920

Reverend Joseph Degen, English [sold, Sotheby's, London, July 30, 1920, lot 1130, to Sydney Cockerell.]

1920 - 1957

Sydney C. Cockerell, English, 1867 - 1962, sold to Bernard Quaritch, 1957.

1957

Bernard Quaritch, Ltd. [sold, 18 January, 1957, to Arthur Rau]

1957

Arthur Rau, English, 1898 - 1972 [sold, 20 February, 1957, to H.P. Kraus]

1957 -

Hans P. Kraus, Sr., American, born Austria, 1907 - 1988

- 1983

Dr. Peter Ludwig, German, 1925 - 1996 and Irene Ludwig, German, 1927 - 2010, sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1983.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
The Apocalypse and Other Visions in Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts (April 16 to June 30, 1991) (fols. 35v-36)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), April 16 to June 30, 1991
The Decorated Letter (January 14 to March 29, 1992) (fols. 35v-36)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), January 14 to March 29, 1992
The Making of a Hero: Alexander the Great from Antiquity to the Renaissance (October 22, 1996 to January 5, 1997) (fols. 2v-3)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), October 22, 1996 to January 5, 1997
The Gospels in Medieval Manuscript Illumination (October 31, 2006 to January 7, 2007) (fols. 3v-4)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), October 31, 2006 to January 7, 2007
The Decorated Letter (November 13, 2007 to January 27, 2008) (fols. 35v-36)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), November 13, 2007 to January 27, 2008
Bibliography
Bibliography

Branner, Robert. "A Cutting from a Thirteenth-century French Bible." The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 58, no. 7 (September 1971), pp. 220 and 226, n. 13.

Beer, Ellen J. "Liller Bibelcodices, Tournai und die Scriptorien der Stadt Arras." Aachener Kunstblätter 43 (1972), 191ff., especially 191, 211, 221-222.

Clark, Willene B. "A Re-united Bible and Thirteenth-Century Illumination in Northern France." Speculum 50, no. 1 (January 1975), pp. 33 47.

Euw, Anton von, and Joachim M. Plotzek. Die Handschriften der Sammlung Ludwig. 4 vols. (Cologne: Schnütgen-Museum, 1979-1985), vol. 1 (1979), pp. 93-98.

Nordenfalk, Carl. Review of Die Handschriften der Sammlung Ludwig, by Anton von Euw and Joachim M. Plotzek. Kunstchronik 33, no. 2 (February 1980), p. 64.

"Manuscript Acquisitions: The Ludwig Collection." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 12, 1984, p. 283.

Hamel, Christopher de. "Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts from the Library of Sir Sydney Cockerell (1867-1962)." The British Library Journal 13, no. 1 (1987), pp. 186-210, esp. p. 205.

Saint Bernard et le Monde Cistercien, exh. cat. (Paris: Caisse Nationale des Monuments Historiques et des Sites, 1990), p. 279.

Bondeelle-Souchier, Anne. Les moniales cisterciennes et leurs livres manuscrits dans la France d'Ancien Régime.Cîteaux commentarii cistercienses 45, nos. 3-4 (1994), pp. 193-337 (esp. pp. 200 and 298).

Bennett, Adelaide. "Continuity and Change in the Religious Book Culture of the Lowlands in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries." In Medieval Mastery: Book Illumination from Charlemagne to Charles the Bold, 800-1475, exh. cat. (Leuven: Stedelijk Museum Vander Kelen-Mertens; with Davidsfonds and Brepols Publishers, 2002), pp. 170-71, fig. 3.

Kren, Thomas. French Illuminated Manuscripts in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2007), p. 25, ill.

Avril, François, Nicole Reynaud, and Dominique Cordellier, eds. Les enluminures du Louvre: Moyen Âge et Renaissance, exh. cat. (Paris: Musée du Louvre, with Éditions Hazan, 2011), p. 132, under no. 73, entry by Alison Stones.

Stones, Alison. Gothic Manuscripts 1260-1320. 2 vols. (London: Harvey Miller, 2013), part 1 (2013), vol. 1, p. 65; vol. 2, p. 325; part 2 (2014), vol. 2, pp. 70, 71, 72, 73.

Bullock, C. Hassell, Mark L. Strauss, and John H. Walton. Psalms 2 vols. (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Books, 2015), vol. 1, p. 299, ill.